And after last weekend's 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace, back-to-back wins have also given David Wagner's men a dream start to Premier League life, in turn boosting their hopes of surviving in the top-flight.
The change meant Tom Ince moved into the No10 position with the Dutchman taking his customary left wing slot
The build-up in and around the town was something not seen in many supporters’ lifetimes and it was translated into a white-hot atmosphere ahead of kick-off at a packed out stadium.
And this was matched by the ferocious intensity of the opening exchanges, with Town carrying the majority of the threat, looking to get balls into the box at the earliest opportunity for the lively Steve Mounié to feed off.
Yet it was Newcastle who brought the first real save for either goalkeeper – Matt Ritchie capitalising on a loose Tommy Smith header only to see his curling effort excellently palmed away for a corner by Jonas Lossl.
And although Town continued to have the better of the play, the concern was Wagner's men had hardly made the visiting keeper work in the opening 45 minutes, with the visitors more than happy to soak up the pressure and grow into the game.
But any growing concerns were quickly alleviated immediately after the interval – Mooy playing a neat one-two with Elias Kachunga before curling an unstoppable shot into the back of Rob Elliot's net.
The club's first ever Premier League home goal sent the home supporters into raptures and it was only fitting Town's talisman Aaron Mooy got it.
The goal forced Rafa Benitez's side to play more on the front foot in search of a way back into the game with Lossl once again called into action – doing well to turn Joselu's shot behind for a corner.
Town arguably rode their luck as Newcastle continued to press – Perez turning over the bar from eight yards out when he should have done better.
However, Town stood resolute with Lossl and Christopher Schindler's rearguard performance phenomenal throughout, and fundamental in securing a second successive clean sheet so far this campaign.
It is worth remembering it's a marathon, not a sprint though, with the former promptly returning to the SkyBet Championship nine months later – but right now everyone will enjoy this feeling of sharing top spot with Manchester United, and rightly so.
Town knew they needed to put early points on the Premier League board and they've done exactly that!